Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law considering congressional bid

Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (D-Pa.), whose son, Marc Mezvinsky, is married to Chelsea Clinton, said Tuesday she is considering a run in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District.

Margolies-Mezvinsky would hope to replace Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), who said last month that she plans to challenge Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) in 2014.

"It is premature, because we have a congressperson in office now, but it is true that I am talking about it with party leaders and family members," Margolies-Mezvinsky told KYW radio in Philadelphia.

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Margolies-Mezvinsky held the same seat for just one term from 1993 to 1995. In 1998, she ran for Lieutenant Governor of the state, but the Democratic ticket lost out to a Republican slate led by former Gov. Tom Ridge. In 2000, she mounted a brief bid for the Democratic Senate nomination, but ultimately pulled out after her ex-husband, former Rep. Ed Mezvinsky (D-Iowa), was charged with fraud. 

The Pennsylvania Democrat told KYW that former President Clinton had blessed her decision to run.

Schwartz filed documents for her gubernatorial run this past Monday, opening the window for Margolies-Mezvinsky's run.

Ironically, the former congresswoman's daughter-in-law said earlier this week that she too would consider a run for office.

"Right now I’m grateful to live in a city, in a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president, my senators and my representative,” Clinton told NBC News, in an interview aired on Monday. 

"If at some point that weren’t true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I’d have to ask and answer that question."